Former Fiji Supreme Court judge dies at 93

Former Fiji Supreme Court judge Peter Kearsley. Picture: SUPPLIED

FORMER Fiji Supreme Court judge Peter Kearsley has passed away at the age of 93.

Confirming his demise was his nephew John Thomson who said Kearsley passed away last Sunday in New Zealand.

He said his uncle had retired to Auckland in 1997 after a long distinguished career in Suva and Sydney, to be close to his loving daughter Deece, and grandchildren.

Kearsley was born on Taveuni in 1925 when his father was stationed at Waiyevo as the government’s wireless officer.

He became involved in politics and joined the Alliance Party, helping to draft their constitution, and in 1963, he successfully stood for Parliament (Legislative Council as it was then called).

Throughout his time in Sydney and his retirement in Auckland, Kearsley remained a citizen of Fiji.

He is survived by his daughters Deece, Jenny, Amanda and Anna, and six grandchildren.

More Stories